Cutting edge decision support tools aid climate resilience planning and response

21 March 2017, Cotabato Province, Philippines.  Linda Capilitan, a farmer cleans an ampalaya or bitter gourd plant (a vegetable variety) at the FAO Climate-Smart Farmer Field School in Barangay Bagolibas, Municipality of Aleosan, Cotabato Province.  The farmers were given assistance by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in partnership with the New Zealand Embassy on new farming techniques and also agricultural inputs of vegetable and rice seeds.

MANILA – Over the last ten years, natural disasters such as typhoons, flooding and drought have cost the agriculture sector in the Philippines more than USD4 billion in damage and production losses. Amidst growing risks from weather extremes and climate change, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) of the Department of Science […]

DSWD spent over 2.6 billion peso for cash grants program in Central Mindanao

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KORONADAL CITY, March 29 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development spent over 2.7 billion peso last year for Conditional Cash Transfer, the government’s signature anti-poverty program. Bai Zorahayda Taha, DSWD 12 regional director, said Wednesday the money were used to fund the grants of 233,435 households covered by the program also known Pantawid […]

Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

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WASHINGTON, United States — Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say. A report by Agence France Presse cited for men, the risk of HPV-driven cancers of the head and neck […]

Rare monkey-eating eagle chick hatched in Davao

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines, December 13 — The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) announced the hatching of the 26th chick from its conservation breeding program, December 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm. Now at 2 days old, PEF Curator Anna Mae Sumaya believes “this chick will make it.” The eaglet is the offspring of natural pair “Go Phoenix” […]

DepEd & Australia to continue programs for disadvantaged communities

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MANILA — Education partnership program benefitted more than 100,000 children in indigenous and Muslim communities in the Philippines, the Australian Embassy reported. From 2011 to 2014, more than 107,000 children in 10 regions that have had the lowest educational indicators, benefitted from the Philippines Response to Indigenous and Muslim Education (PRIME) Program, which was made […]

Make public the BTC signed Bangsamoro basic Law

COTABATO, Philippines – The Mindanao Peoples Caucus along with kindred civil society organizations and grassroots communities in Mindanao strongly urge President Aquino to release to the public the signed BTC version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the comments thereon of the                Malacanang legal team.  Invoking the acclaimed government policy on transparency and inclusiveness, it […]

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